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NMSU associate vice president for university communications and marketing services to retire

Maureen Howard, New Mexico State University?s associate vice president for university communications and marketing services, will retire Aug. 1. She has led NMSU?s communications office for the past 13 years.


A photo of Maureen Howard, New Mexico State University?s associate vice president for university communications and marketing services.
Maureen Howard, New Mexico State University?s associate vice president for university communications and marketing services, will retire Aug. 1. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

?Maureen?s accomplishments include launching an integrated brand platform and unifying our efforts to build a strong identity for the university,? NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers said. ?I want to credit her particularly in helping develop the message that NMSU is a caring community transforming lives through discovery and carrying that message across all of our materials.?

Carruthers said he appreciated Howard?s work on the President?s Communication Council, which allows representatives from across the NMSU campus to meet and discuss ways to improve communications.

?I?m happy I could contribute to the legacy of this great university,? Howard said. ?I?d like to thank Chancellor Carruthers and our entire communications team for their support. I leave behind a strong group of people who will continue to tell the important stories of NMSU.?

Howard plans to help with a family business and do some traveling. She and her husband will keep their home in Las Cruces.

During her time at NMSU, Howard has also been active with different national organizations and she currently serves on the executive committee of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Council for Strategic Communications. This committee is charged with communicating the achievements and contributions of public research, land-grant and urban universities to the nation. NMSU recently received an exemplary recognition for community engagement from APLU. She also represented New Mexico on the board of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, one of the world?s largest education associations.

She and her husband endowed an art scholarship at NMSU in the name of their nephew Reece Schleich, who passed away during an off-road motorcycle race at the age of 15. His brother, AJ, later came to NMSU and earned a degree in art in 2008.